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Have You Been Injured in a Boating Accident?

By Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey  Sep. 7, 2011 3:06p

New Hampshire is rich in beautiful lakes, rivers, and shoreline. Thousands of us enjoy these resources every year with friends and family whether along the shore or in a watercraft of some kind. While most of these experiences result in happy memories, there are, unfortunately, a number of trips that do not end so successfully. Boating accidents range from minor to severe-some claiming lives. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a boating accident that was caused by another's negligence, you should speak with a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

About Boating Accidents in New Hampshire

According to the U.S. Coast Guard's 2008 report on recreational boating accidents, New Hampshire has its share of serious incidents. At that time there were over 100,000 registered vessels (motorboats and sailboats over twenty feet in length) and over a five-year period, 2004 through 2008, there were 241 boating accidents. Fifteen of those accidents were fatal resulting in sixteen deaths. While that is a fairly small amount of fatalities when compared to the number of boats making use of waterways every year, there are also many injury accidents which can be nearly as devastating.

Whether due to mechanical malfunction or boat user negligence, an injury or wrongful death can significantly impact you and your family. The individual or party responsible for a watercraft has a duty to ensure the safe operation of the boat and to keep those aboard from harm. When due diligence is set aside, for instance when the operator of a boat compromises their judgment and ability by consuming too much alcohol, disaster can result.

New Hampshire Boating Accident Lawyer

You should get the help of a boating accident attorney right away if you suffered an injury due to another person's negligent action or inaction. There is no room for reckless behavior when the safety of other boaters is involved. An attorney on our team at Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey has represented clients in a variety of personal injury matters. We understand that the pain after an accident can go far beyond the physical. It may take months before you are able to return to work and the medical bills can add up fast. That is why we act quickly and decisively on behalf of our client with the goal to obtain full compensation for injuries, pain, loss of earnings, loss of earning potential and more.

Contact a New Hampshire boating accident attorney from our team to schedule a case evaluation and see what we may be able to do for you.

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